#The100DayProject : New Direction for The Blue Plate and Cobalt Platter

For the few who follow, this sweet little blog has helped me chronicle recipes I love, discover, and include in daily life. it has helped motivate me on the nights when i wasn’t feeling cooking dinner, planning dinner parties, or avoiding the inevitable pull of “let’s just go out to eat/get take-out.” We’re no different…

Marriage Artifacts…First Meals

I love discovering artifacts, don’t you?   This was a post first written when I returned from our honeymoon, almost a year ago.  Before I decided to write this blog and before I even knew what culinary adventures and misadventures would be fired off.  I’ve kept most of it the same – save some atrocious…

When Take-Out becomes Take-In: A Tale of Beef and Broccoli

I love Chinese food. I know it isn’t super-healthy but I can pretty much find an excuse to order those tiny paper boxes and plastic containers filled with yumminess. Moo goo gai pan, sesame chicken, shrimp fried rice, buddha vegetables and bean curd, mongolian beef, moo shu pork…the list goes on! However, our recent move…

Kale and Gruyere Panini – A Tale of the “Queen of Greens”

The hubs and I were enjoying a busy, productive day on our holiday weekend and needed to fix something different for lunch.  Mind you, the weekend had already been filled with cookout gorging and outdoor fun.  We needed something light, healthy, and most of all easy.  As I rummaged through the refrigerator, I found some…

School Daze…Recipes to Get Through the First Week

I’ll be the first to admit to you, I don’t have any kids so I can only imagine the rush, the stress, and the crazy mad dash to get your little and “little bigs” ready for another successful year of learning and growing at the esteemed halls of academia. However, I do have a “big…

Weeknight Entertaining Made Easy (aka the Not-So-Formal Summer Dinner Party)

Let’s face it.   When we think of entertaining, I don’t know about you but I get pretty energized and start pulling out cookbooks, looking up recipes, and finding the next great Michelin star dish to reveal.  A weeknight dinner with friends?  TOTALLY doable. Ooh-la-la! Yeah. Then reality sets in – the work week becomes late…

Summer of the Beet and Lemonette

I recently had a fun reunion lunch with a dear sweet friend and co-worker.  It had been a while since we could sit and catch-up on all the musings of life, work, and pursuit of happiness.  Such a treat.  However, the biggest treat was the divine, yet simple salad I tried consisting of red and…

Claiming the Love…BlogLovin that is…

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   Many of you have asked me to put my claim to fame out there so I am bucket listing and getting this “awareness” done.  Aren’t you proud of me??  Now, go get the LOVE!!! I promise to give it back.